western cape

Best Of Western Cape

from R17,150.00

Relish the scenic splendor of South Africa’s Cape Winelands, Klein Karoo and southern coastline with Garden Route tours packages from Springbok Atlas. Our Garden Route safari takes in the road less traveled through the Cape Winelands.

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    All about the Best Of Western Cape.

    Garden Route trip and Cape Town safari

    Relish the scenic splendour of South Africa’s Cape Winelands, Klein Karoo and southern coastline with Garden Route tours packages from Springbok Atlas. Our Garden Route safari takes in the road less travelled through the Cape Winelands and the evocative Klein Karoo before traversing the Outeniqua Mountain Pass and descending to the lush Garden Route coastline. It is a circular route, ending back in Cape Town via the coastal roadway so you take in all the fantastic highlights of this beautiful region. Expect breathtaking landscapes, warm hospitality, whale watching (in season) and the chance to taste fine wines. Chat to us about our Cape Town safari and Garden Route trip today.

    Tour Departs: 

    Selected Thursdays 

    Tour Notes: 

    Minimum 2 guests

    School visit is subject to school being open

    Guests travel together in a luxury vehicle with a professional guide providing a fantastic quality holiday experience. Guests do have a choice of accommodation options, which may be offered at the same hotel, or at different hotels in the same vicinity.


    Day One – Departing Cape Town 

    Depart Cape Town and travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ and Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. 

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • 5 breakfasts
    • 2 lunches
    • 3 dinners
    • 5 nights’ accommodation
    • Porterage
    • Transport
    • Sightseeing as specified
    1. Day One Departing Cape Town 

      Depart Cape Town and travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ and Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. 


    2. Day One Oudtshoorn

      En route, stop off in the town of Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community (the school visit is subject to school being open), before continuing to Oudtshoorn, the “ostrich feather capital” and centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [D]


    3. Day Two Knysna

      After breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Return to Oudtshoorn for a guided tour and light lunch at an Ostrich Farm. Our journey continues over the scenic Outeniqua Pass to George, the administrative hub of the Garden Route area and then onto Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna. [BL]


    4. Day Three Knysna

      After a leisurely breakfast you’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna. [BL]

    5. Day Four  Albertinia

      After a leisurely breakfast, travel via George and Mossel Bay to Albertinia, a town set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountain Range. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive, at a malaria free private game reserve, that is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife, including the Big Five. Overnight in the region of Albertinia. [BD] 


    6. Day Five Hermanus

      Your safari adventure continues with an early morning open vehicle game drive. Your expert guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the “Big Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Leaving the bush behind, your journey continues to the seaside resort of Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, offering the best land based whale watching (Aug-Nov) in the world. Dinner and overnight in Hermanus. [BD]


    7. Day Six Franschhoek

      After a leisurely breakfast depart Hermanus and travel to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Your storytelling guide will take you on a tour through Franschhoek village, sharing with you the fascinating history of the French Huguenots and the Huguenot Memorial Museum. You then enjoy a wine tasting, before heading back to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the tour ends on arrival. [B]


    Day One 

    La Plume is a family-owned 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and vine farm outside the town of Oudtshoorn offering warm country hospitality and accommodations in refined style. Enjoy relaxing on the cool veranda with its sweeping view across the Olifants River Valley to the Swartberg Mountains. The spacious ensuite rooms are tastefully furnished with gracious antiques and offer all modern conveniences. 

    Day Two, 

    Day Three 

    The Rex Hotel is renowned for its chic urban style and impeccable service. Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route. Whether you’re a foodie, a golfer, a wildlife enthusiast or an adventure-seeker, there are plenty of experiences in store for you! 

    Accommodation at the Rex is inspired by a mix of contemporary and classic décor, featuring calming colours and plush fabrics. Every modern comfort is available in our beautifully appointed rooms, suites and apartments 

    – with accommodation options available to suit your budget and the size of your group. 

    The Rose Café is the Rex’s fabulous dining establishment, where guests are treated to excellent service and superb cuisine. The menu features a mélange of dishes from the Greater Mediterranean which have been influenced by North Africa, the Middle East and the vast culinary treasures of South Africa. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or have other special dietary requirements – the chefs will cater for your needs. 

    Other notable hotel features include an outdoor terrace area for al fresco refreshments, a hair salon, complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcoming atmosphere for children. 

    Day Four 

    The comfortable Garden Route Game Lodge is set on a family-owned and operated, malaria-free private game reserve on the foothills of the majestic Langeberg mountain range along South Africa’s infamous Garden Route. It offers 34 beautifully appointed lodge rooms and luxury thatched chalets, all equipped with the essential amenities expected of a luxury lodge. There are a number of superb dining options on offer—from a boma to on-site restaurant—ensuring a memorable dining experience. Guests can also enjoy wide range of activities, including open vehicle guided game drives, bird watching, reptile encounters as well as relaxing spa treatments at the spa. 

    Day Five 

    A boutique-styled hotel, ideally positioned, just metres away from the cliff paths of Walker Bay that offer some of the best land-based whale-watching in the world. Enjoy an attentive stay in fine accommodation with easy access to town and the beach. Spacious sea-facing rooms have en suite facilities, fantastic views and all necessary modern amenities. You can dine at the Pakistani-themed restaurant on site as easily as you explore the excellent options in town. There is a sparkling swimming pool in a tranquil setting that is ideal for relaxation. 

    Africa – Explored, Experienced & Enjoyed 

    Southern Africa is well-known as one of the world’s best destinations for guided tours and safaris. The area is vast, and there are so many diverse attractions that you can get the most out of your holiday by accessing professional and trusted advice, itinerary design, planning, logistics and expert guidance. Springbok Atlas Tours 

    & Safaris’ guided holidays are also sociable and fun, enabling you to connect with people while enjoying all the enthralling adventure, magnificent beauty and amazing variety that southern Africa has to offer. 

    The many advantages of a guided holiday include that you are guaranteed high standards of safety, reliability and quality. Each hassle-free Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris guided holiday experience takes in top destination highlights; and offers you safe luxury transport, excellent accommodation and fine dining, fully supported by professional, caring service. 

    There’s no better way to encounter the best of Africa than to sit back and take it easy, knowing that all the details that make for a relaxing memorable holiday are completely taken care of. You are free to have fun – to fully explore, experience and enjoy a continent so rich in culture and heritage, peoples and places, astonishing wildlife and spectacular scenery. 

    Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris tracks its origins back to 1946 – that’s more than 70 years of enthusiasm and expertise invested in engaging travelling and touring in Africa, the world’s most adventurous, evocative and beautiful continent! Today, we take pride in being one of Southern Africa’s most well-established and best-known quality tour operations. When it comes to safety and logistics, planning and execution, we leave nothing to chance.